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Stove ever tip over? (by RentsDue [MA]) Apr 29, 2017 7:08 AM
       Stove ever tip over? (by Jim in O C [CA]) Apr 29, 2017 7:11 AM
       Stove ever tip over? (by Bet [VA]) Apr 29, 2017 7:37 AM
       Stove ever tip over? (by Ed [PA]) Apr 29, 2017 7:54 AM
       Stove ever tip over? (by razorback_tim [AR]) Apr 29, 2017 8:28 AM
       Stove ever tip over? (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Apr 29, 2017 8:59 AM
       Stove ever tip over? (by WMH [NC]) Apr 29, 2017 9:02 AM
       Stove ever tip over? (by cjo'h [CT]) Apr 29, 2017 9:10 AM
       Stove ever tip over? (by busy, busy, busy [WI]) Apr 29, 2017 9:46 AM
       Stove ever tip over? (by Homer [TX]) Apr 29, 2017 1:01 PM
       Stove ever tip over? (by NE [PA]) Apr 29, 2017 1:05 PM
       Stove ever tip over? (by RR78 [VA]) Apr 29, 2017 1:25 PM
       Stove ever tip over? (by Dan [IL]) Apr 29, 2017 2:13 PM
       Stove ever tip over? (by Nellie [ME]) Apr 29, 2017 7:14 PM
       Stove ever tip over? (by Robert J [CA]) Apr 29, 2017 9:19 PM
       Stove ever tip over? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Apr 29, 2017 10:41 PM
       Stove ever tip over? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Apr 29, 2017 10:41 PM
       Stove ever tip over? (by rentON [PA]) Apr 30, 2017 6:16 AM
       Stove ever tip over? (by John... [MI]) Apr 30, 2017 6:25 AM
       Stove ever tip over? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Apr 30, 2017 7:28 AM
       Stove ever tip over? (by Dan [IL]) Apr 30, 2017 9:22 AM
       Stove ever tip over? (by NE [PA]) Apr 30, 2017 9:40 AM
       Stove ever tip over? (by Wilma [PA]) Apr 30, 2017 10:00 AM
       Stove ever tip over? (by Dan [IL]) Apr 30, 2017 10:01 AM
       Stove ever tip over? (by Dan [IL]) Apr 30, 2017 10:07 AM
       Stove ever tip over? (by don [PA]) Apr 30, 2017 10:09 AM
       Stove ever tip over? (by NE [PA]) Apr 30, 2017 10:15 AM
       Stove ever tip over? (by gevans [SC]) Apr 30, 2017 10:54 AM
       Stove ever tip over? (by tryan [MA]) Apr 30, 2017 2:12 PM
       Stove ever tip over? (by cjo'h [CT]) Apr 30, 2017 4:47 PM
       Stove ever tip over? (by cjo'h [CT]) Apr 30, 2017 4:55 PM
       Stove ever tip over? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Apr 30, 2017 10:54 PM
       Stove ever tip over? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Apr 30, 2017 10:54 PM
       Stove ever tip over? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Apr 30, 2017 10:54 PM
       Stove ever tip over? (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) May 1, 2017 11:17 AM
       Stove ever tip over? (by Robert Phaedra [NY]) May 1, 2017 12:39 PM
       Stove ever tip over? (by John... [MI]) May 1, 2017 1:25 PM
       Stove ever tip over? (by John [PA]) May 1, 2017 7:48 PM
       Stove ever tip over? (by Marilynn [SC]) Oct 17, 2018 11:51 AM
       Stove ever tip over? (by #22 [MO]) Oct 17, 2018 2:43 PM
       Stove ever tip over? (by J [FL]) Oct 17, 2018 2:59 PM
       Stove ever tip over? (by plenty [MO]) Oct 17, 2018 3:53 PM

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Stove ever tip over? (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Apr 29, 2017 7:08 AM
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Home inspector made an issue over a stove not having an anti tipping device installed. Floor is level, no issues there. He acknowledged that. Inspector says without anti- tipping thing then stove could tip over and apparently kill everybody. Easy enough fix to save humanity from this brand new , smooth top , self cleaning menace. I've never heard of that happening....ever. Anybody else?

--66.189.xx.xxx




Stove ever tip over? (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Apr 29, 2017 7:11 AM
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It probably happened once so the anti-tipping device was born. --108.196.xxx.xxx




Stove ever tip over? (by Bet [VA]) Posted on: Apr 29, 2017 7:37 AM
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Hasn't happened to up rentals yet. --184.6.xx.xxx




Stove ever tip over? (by Ed [PA]) Posted on: Apr 29, 2017 7:54 AM
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I haven't seen a stove that could tip easily yet, center of gravity is too low. I would have called bull$hit on him for that one. --96.236.xxx.xxx




Stove ever tip over? (by razorback_tim [AR]) Posted on: Apr 29, 2017 8:28 AM
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The anti-tipping devices are for future Darwin Award winners who open the oven and stand on the door. That's the only way a range is going to tip. Common sense is out the window for many people these days. --70.178.x.xx




Stove ever tip over? (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Apr 29, 2017 8:59 AM
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The floor below the stove could made level. Other then bolting to the studs then the stove would not tip over. If someone stands on the oven door then maybe the stove will tip over. --65.95.xx.xx




Stove ever tip over? (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Apr 29, 2017 9:02 AM
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We never heard of them until an inspector said in order to give us a Certificate of Occupancy after a major re-hab, we had to install one. So we did...

But did we run around and install them in all our other houses? No. --173.22.xx.xx




Stove ever tip over? (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Apr 29, 2017 9:10 AM
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No you can't use an abbreviation for Ontario?No way.Ars you that stupid,If you are,you better pack it in,dummy?......... C.J.O'H.................... --174.199.xx.xx




Stove ever tip over? (by busy, busy, busy [WI]) Posted on: Apr 29, 2017 9:46 AM
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In an adult, it's Darwinism. In a kid, it's testing limits of gravity. The kids who survive stoves, dressers tipping over grow up to build skyscrapers and paint water towers. The kids who would never even think to climb on the stove or dresser grow up to be accountants. If we want scyscrapers built and water towers painted, we need to make sure those little daredevils get to grow up. And, yes, I do know a stove can tip. But, at six, I had cat-like reflexes, and made it onto the counter. Stopped climbing stoves, and decided I didn't like heights as much after that...as adult, when to school for... --70.92.xxx.xxx




Stove ever tip over? (by Homer [TX]) Posted on: Apr 29, 2017 1:01 PM
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For a short child that needs access to an upper cabinet, the oven door let down makes an excellent step. Step on it just right, yes it will tip. --75.141.xxx.xxx




Stove ever tip over? (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Apr 29, 2017 1:05 PM
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Anti-tip brackets are code in new construction here.

I haven't gotten any anti-tip brackets on the used stoves I've bought. That's odd. :) --50.32.xxx.xxx




Stove ever tip over? (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Apr 29, 2017 1:25 PM
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Yes, I know they are code and come with new stoves. But never even seen one installed. Like ours, it goes in the trash. --24.131.x.xxx




Stove ever tip over? (by Dan [IL]) Posted on: Apr 29, 2017 2:13 PM
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Not all stoves likely tip. I had an incident in the mid-1980's on a Move-out inspection of an apartment, I started to inspect the 20 inch cooking stove. The top looked clean, and so I casually opened the oven door. To my surprise, a loud *ding* sound occurred as the left side bracket assembly completely popped out of the slot. The spring attachment end of that bracket appeared to be broken. "What happened here?", I asked the tenant, who just shrugged his shoulders. Now with the bracket out of alignment, the oven door now wouldn't even close. With a flashlight, I laid down on the floor to inspect the oven front. I found the lower left corner of the door panel had crumbled, causing the white enamel paint finish to pop off in that area. That indicated that someone had stood on the door, attempting to reach some item from the wall cabinets above. I told him that,and there would be a $175.00 charge against his $325.00 security deposit. He raised an all-out tirade, threatening to file a complaint with the city against me. I held my ground and didn't back down - especially when he tried to pull a fast one on me! He finally relented, signed the release form I gave him, took the net cash deposit balance, and left I never saw him again. In its aftermath, I simply purchased a new replacement stove, since their cost then was $250.00. --66.87.xx.xxx




Stove ever tip over? (by Nellie [ME]) Posted on: Apr 29, 2017 7:14 PM
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I try to make sure I put them in if I replace the stove. Other than that I don't worry about it. I'd have to go to extra effort to get the bracket for those old ranges. --70.16.xx.xxx




Stove ever tip over? (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Apr 29, 2017 9:19 PM
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It is required and the appliance delivery team will not install a new oven without a anti-tip over device attached to the wall and the oven foot slides into this holding device.

I have seen oven's tip over. They are light weight and heavy pots with food resting on an open oven door can cause problems.... --47.156.xx.xxx




Stove ever tip over? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Apr 29, 2017 10:41 PM
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RentsDue,

I had one start to tilt when I leaned on the door while replacing an oven element. Leverage plus a little body weight at my elbow.

We now bolt/lag screw the ranges to the floor. Stops theft and gouged flooring.

Nobody needs to move my ranges.

BRAD --68.50.xx.xxx




Stove ever tip over? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Apr 29, 2017 10:41 PM
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RentsDue,

I had one start to tilt when I leaned on the door while replacing an oven element. Leverage plus a little body weight at my elbow.

We now bolt/lag screw the ranges to the floor. Stops theft and gouged flooring.

Nobody needs to move my ranges.

BRAD --68.50.xx.xxx




Stove ever tip over? (by rentON [PA]) Posted on: Apr 30, 2017 6:16 AM
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I was told anti tip bracket required in case a kid jumped on the oven door and would cause the stove to flip.

Given the gene pool of some Tenants I guess the anti tip is well worth the couple of bucks. --72.95.xxx.xx




Stove ever tip over? (by John... [MI]) Posted on: Apr 30, 2017 6:25 AM
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Exactly -- the anti-tips are for kids that crawl up onto the open door. (Or, I've also seen one start to tip when someone put a heavy turkey in a pan on the open door -- it really doesn't take THAT much on the end of the door to get it to start to tip -- like Brad mentioned happening when he just leaned on it.)

Our inspections require them -- and we put them in. Pretty easy safety feature, people... :)

- John...

--71.13.xx.xx




Stove ever tip over? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Apr 30, 2017 7:28 AM
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Hmmmmm just in case you are renting to a witch that happens to want to cook children in the oven?

You have too look out for the children's safety before they are roasted --24.239.xx.xxx




Stove ever tip over? (by Dan [IL]) Posted on: Apr 30, 2017 9:22 AM
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I have never installed anti-tip brackets in any of my rentals, and I have never had any problems. But for those of you who have, I several questions:

- On your scheduled rental inspections, do you make it a point to see whether the stove is properly secured? If found unsecured, did you mention this to the tenant, or just re-attach it and simply drop the issue?

- Do you notify your insurance company that they have been installed? If so, do they offer you a premium discount?

- Has a tip over ever occurred? With the bracket in place, is the burden of responsibility therefore placed on the tenant? I apologize if this sounds like an inquisition, but I'm curious as to how big of an issue this really is! - Dan

--66.87.xx.xxx




Stove ever tip over? (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Apr 30, 2017 9:40 AM
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Dan, I really don't think it's an issue. I think it's a code pushed by insurance and/or appliance companies to reduce there liability. Most likely the appliance companies.

I have appliances in the unit, but they aren't included. ;)

I maintain them for a fee if they choose to keep them in the unit. If they maintain them on their own, that's on them.

If they have their own appliances, we will remove ours.

Appliances not included in my lease helps.

--50.32.xxx.xxx




Stove ever tip over? (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Apr 30, 2017 10:00 AM
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Stove, no - dryer, yes. Similar thing - tenant's kid (while she watched) sat on the door, which opened out and down. Big butt dent on the door, and the door would no longer latch. Fortunately, the dryer did not tip over. Tenant tried to convince me that it was due to cheap construction. Nope. --71.175.xxx.xx




Stove ever tip over? (by Dan [IL]) Posted on: Apr 30, 2017 10:01 AM
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NE, we once operated a class C apartment building where we quickly learned to impose the standing policy that the tenants had to provide their own major appliances (cooking stove and refrigerator allowed only). As such, we did provide a free service at move-in to inspect whether these were safely installed. For safety reasons, outdated connectors would be called out and those appliances not allowed to be used unless they were replaced with new ones either by them, or by us, for a fee. Here's a question for you ... if they aren't listed in your lease, how do you handle the situation when they mysteriously "disappear"? --66.87.xx.xxx




Stove ever tip over? (by Dan [IL]) Posted on: Apr 30, 2017 10:07 AM
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Wilma, I have two apartments with washer/dryer hookups in the rental. It is for that very reason I specifically bought those with side-hinged doors only. - Dan --66.87.xx.xxx




Stove ever tip over? (by don [PA]) Posted on: Apr 30, 2017 10:09 AM
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Nothing to do with floor being level. The scenario is the oven door is open, which acts as a lever, and someone rests the pot roast they took from the oven on it, or they lean on it. Stove tilts over and dumps the hot gravy and boiling potatoes that were on the burners over on the victim. Was not an issue in the past because stoves were built like battleships and weighed a ton, so they would not tilt. New ones are much lighter. --73.141.xxx.xxx




Stove ever tip over? (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Apr 30, 2017 10:15 AM
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Dan, they are listed as being physically IN the unit and OPERABLE at the time of lease signing.

I have a separate maintenance contract that EXCLIDES the appliances as part of the lease and offers the service for a fee.

If I INCLUDED the appliance, I wouldn't be able to charge the maintained contract.

Minimal, $5/ month on appliance. Some take it, some don't. Some take it on brand new appliances. --50.32.xxx.xxx




Stove ever tip over? (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Apr 30, 2017 10:54 AM
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They have been standard on MHs for years. I have never seen one in a stick framed house.

I think they are a good idea. Lots of kids will pull open the door and use it as a ladder. The stove and hot stuff on top can literally kill a child if it tips, by crushing or burning.

Think I need to retro fit all my SFH stoves. --74.222.xxx.xx




Stove ever tip over? (by tryan [MA]) Posted on: Apr 30, 2017 2:12 PM
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S8 checks the anchor every inspection ... so , no flips for me.

A hot pot cooking and a curious kids could be trouble. --198.168.xx.xx




Stove ever tip over? (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Apr 30, 2017 4:47 PM
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Whenever I install a new stove(usually Whirlpool)I always install the anti-Tip bracket,If you can read a tape measure or ruler,it's only a four minute job.On our own forty something year own stove there is no bracket.wouldn't tip over because of all the paraphernalia on the top back part.No kids climbing up on it anymore.Wait why would there be a young goat in the kitchen.we don't live on a farm now.One time,maybe,but now only memories............Charlie.............................................................. --174.199.xx.xx




Stove ever tip over? (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Apr 30, 2017 4:55 PM
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Rents. Due, What type of Home Inspector? Did you ask where he did his apprenticeship to become an Inspector, the next time,do ask,the answers may astound you!!......Charlie.............................................................................. --174.199.xx.xx




Stove ever tip over? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Apr 30, 2017 10:54 PM
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Hmmm... as I re-read this thread I realize tipping might be the cause of so many of our warped or damaged oven doors.

Caution: no matter what your paperwork says, if the LL supplied the range the LL will be sued for injury.

BRAD --68.50.xx.xxx




Stove ever tip over? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Apr 30, 2017 10:54 PM
Message:

Hmmm... as I re-read this thread I realize tipping might be the cause of so many of our warped or damaged oven doors.

Caution: no matter what your paperwork says, if the LL supplied the range the LL will be sued for injury.

BRAD --68.50.xx.xxx




Stove ever tip over? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Apr 30, 2017 10:54 PM
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Hmmm... as I re-read this thread I realize tipping might be the cause of so many of our warped or damaged oven doors.

Caution: no matter what your paperwork says, if the LL supplied the range the LL will be sued for injury.

BRAD --68.50.xx.xxx




Stove ever tip over? (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: May 1, 2017 11:17 AM
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It's required by law in Texas. --99.125.xxx.xxx




Stove ever tip over? (by Robert Phaedra [NY]) Posted on: May 1, 2017 12:39 PM
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Had a new gas stove delivered and installed in my own home a few months ago. No anti tip bracket was included or installed. Not too worried as we don't make a habit of standing on the oven door. --134.179.xxx.xxx




Stove ever tip over? (by John... [MI]) Posted on: May 1, 2017 1:25 PM
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Robert: It would be very, very rare for a new stove to NOT come with an anti-tip bracket from the manufacturer these days. My guess is that they just didn't want to install it, so they took it out before they brought you the stove.

Pretty much ALL stoves come with anti-tip brackets now. I did a quick Google search and it looks like it is even required by federal law for one to be included.

Your installers were just lazy.

- John...

--207.241.xxx.xxx




Stove ever tip over? (by John [PA]) Posted on: May 1, 2017 7:48 PM
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Child 6 or 7 years old opens oven door and jumps up and down on door. The stove will tip over. Hopefully there is nothing on the burners when the stove tips over.

--64.121.xxx.xxx




Stove ever tip over? (by Marilynn [SC]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2018 11:51 AM
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Had new appliances installed yesterday...stove is 2 inches from wall. I didn't notice before the installers left because it was late in the evening.Installation booklet says" After setting anti-tip device,push stove to lock in. There should be 0" between stove & wall." I am worried that it is not properly installed & more concerned about stove sticking out than tipping over. There will be no kids here and I will not be stepping or sitting on door. --98.25.xxx.xx




Stove ever tip over? (by #22 [MO]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2018 2:43 PM
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Code issue, yes many places require them. I think the odds of it happening are similar to powerball --174.234.xxx.xxx




Stove ever tip over? (by J [FL]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2018 2:59 PM
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I just put one of those brackets in for a new range. Not hard, although I did have to drill into the floor. --72.188.xxx.xxx




Stove ever tip over? (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2018 3:53 PM
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Inspector can also look on the door for an icon that tells them if that is an issue. Big boss stove that we have at one home is so old it doesn't have the icon and bracket is not needed. Just an FYI had to buy such bracket at appliance store ... cost $25 each. The bracket is a racket! Code where i live. --99.203.xx.xx



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